Kentucky Author Forum Presents Maggie Haberman

Event date: 

Monday, January 9, 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
501 W. Main St
Louisville, KY 40202

This event is sold out but you can purchase overflow tickets for the live stream  HERE




Maggie Haberman

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author of Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America


Laura Coates

CNN Senior Legal Analyst and Sirius XM Radio Host


U.S. Representative John Yarmuth, Master of Ceremonies


MAGGIE HABERMAN joined The New York Times in 2015 and was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for reporting on the investigations into Donald Trump’s advisers and their connections to Russia. She has twice been a member of a team that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, in 2021 for reporting on the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus, and in 2022 for coverage related to the January 6, 2021 riot at the Capitol. Before joining The New York Times as a campaign correspondent, she worked as a political reporter at Politico, from 2010 to 2015. She previously worked at the New York Post and the New York Daily News.


CONFIDENCE MAN is a meticulously researched book, based on hundreds of interviews. Donald Trump met with Haberman several times while she was writing the biography.  She reveals in full, a deep understanding of the 45th president, and of what the Trump phenomenon means. Confidence Man is the definitive account of one of the most norms-shattering and consequential eras in American political history. It is a magnificent and disturbing reckoning that chronicles Trump’s life and its meaning from his rise in New York City to his tortured post-presidency.


LAURA COATES is a CNN Host and Senior Legal Analyst who specializes in the intersection of civil rights and criminal prosecution. A former federal prosecutor, Coates served as Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, as well as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice during the Bush and Obama administrations. As a civil rights attorney, she traveled throughout the United States supervising local and national elections and led investigations into allegations of unconstitutional voting practices. She is the bestselling author of You Have the Right... A Constitutional Guide to Policing the Police.




University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum

November 21st at Kentucky Center Bomhard Theater


5:00 PM - Wine and Cheese Reception, Carmichael’s book sale in the lobby 

6:00 PM – Discussion with Maggie Haberman and Laura Coates in the Bomhard Theater

7:00 PM - Q&A with audience

$30 package includes all evening events before 7:30 PM


7:30 PM – Special Dinner in honor of Maggie Haberman and Laura Coates at Muhammad Ali Center

$140 package includes all events, plus dinner

($40 tax deductible contribution to non-profit Kentucky Author Forum)


Tickets on sale at The Kentucky Center

Visit convenient Drive-Thru on Main Street, Monday through Friday, 11am-6pm

502-584-7777 or :


Discounted tickets for University of Louisville students, faculty, and staff may be purchased in person with UofL ID at The Kentucky Center drive-thru service Monday - Friday, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.  Limit of two tickets per order. 


“Great Conversations created in Louisville and heard Nationwide.”

The University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forums are made available to PBS member stations nationwide, under the title Great Conversations. KAF is the only Louisville cultural program to be broadcast nationally. ​Forums are also recorded as podcast episodes, called Great Podversations, which are distributed by Louisville Public Media, and available on iTunes, NPR, Spotify, Stitcher, and most other podcast apps.


The Kentucky Author Forum series is produced by Mary Moss Greenebaum, and is sponsored by the Owsley Brown II Family, Bittners, and LDG Development. Other partners include Carmichael’s Bookstore, Courier-Journal, Kentucky Center for Performing Arts, KET, and Louisville Public Media.

Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America By Maggie Haberman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593297346
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
Published: Penguin Press - October 4th, 2022

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller.

“This is the book Trump fears most.” - Axios

“Will be a primary source about the most vexing president in American history for years to come.” - Joe Klein, The New York Times

"A uniquely illuminating portrait." - Sean Wilentz, The Washington Post

Just Pursuit: A Black Prosecutor's Fight for Fairness By Laura Coates Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982173760
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: Simon & Schuster - January 18th, 2022

This instant New York Times bestseller offers “a firsthand, eye-opening story of a prosecutor that exposes the devastating criminal punishment system” (Ibram X.

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